Instead my relationship with Michael took a far different path. I got none of the unconditional love and willingness to step up on my behalf that so many before me had described. To be honest at the very onset of the work I felt that this relationship seemed pretty one sided and that I was not getting much in return for my efforts and devotion. It took a while before the essence of what Michael was bringing to the table could be understood. Michael is a warrior, self reliant and unafraid. He expects us to take that quality into ourselves as well and apply it to our day to day life just as much if not more than in our spiritual work, after all the two intertwine far more than we care to think.
Michael pushed me, he pushed me hard and he did not care if I did not like it or want to do it. "Be strong" was a message I received quite often and I got little more than that for a while. Michael is a Solar force (this is debatable of course but to me he is Solar...so dealt with it), one can not attain what they want without the strength to do so. Sometimes strength means gritting your teeth and bearing the weight that the world throws on your shoulders. Sometimes strength means saying or doing what you know will make you unpopular or even worse a target for the anger of others, and sometimes strength is knowing when to swallow your pride and reaching out to someone who you know will most likely try to screw you over but the offer of kindness MAY just be what that person needs in their life and that small display of compassion can make quite a difference.
He is a powerful force when it comes to uncrossing and removing obstacles from one's life, the downside, well if you want to call it that is that often he chooses to remove our attachment to those obstacles which block us so that we can overcome them much more easily. He does not remove them for us as they are our burden to deal with and Michael always expects us to hold our own but he does help give you the strength to overcome them. I can say for certain that Michael is far form a get out of jail free card, if you put yourself in a situation expect to deal with it on your own, but if you were truly wronged or attacked without provocation he indeed will rise to the occasion and help you handle business like a boss.
I recently had a discussion with a very good friend and an extremely capable magician in his own right who had decided to work through Rufus Opus' new book Seven Spheres. After an evocation of Michael he came to me gushing about what a force Michael was and the sink or swim attitude Michael had when granting him initiation into the Solar sphere. I couldn't help but grin and nod my head as he shared his experiences that mirrored mine so closely as he called Michael a Solar Drill Sergeant. While he had chose to use Opus' method of evoking the angels while I had most of my experiences scrying fire representative of that solar force or placing a small tea light behind a clear crystal ball and focusing on the images that appeared within. This was just confirmation for me that the methods matter little in how we communicate with these beings and that the messages will be conveyed regardless of the medium used.
For those who wish to work with Michael or already do so, I encourage you to do so and please feel free to share your experiences if you wish.
Until next time